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CORONAVIRUS: WHAT CONDOS AND HOA’S NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REOPENING RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

CORONAVIRUS: WHAT CONDOS AND HOA’S NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REOPENING RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

Michiganders living in condominiums and homeowners associations have been subject to some form of a stay-at-home order since March 24, 2020 due to COVID-19. However, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has started reopening portions of Northern Michigan, and it is expected that...
CAN AN ASSOCIATION LIMIT YOUR RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS?

CAN AN ASSOCIATION LIMIT YOUR RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS?

Can an association restrict an individual’s right to bear arms? The answer, though nuanced, is likely in the affirmative. An association’s board has wide authority under the governing documents to restrict everything from paint color to holiday decorations, as long as...
CHECKING THE LIST TWICE: BUYING A CONDOMINIUM UNIT IN MICHIGAN DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

CHECKING THE LIST TWICE: BUYING A CONDOMINIUM UNIT IN MICHIGAN DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Buying a new home can be a stressful, frustrating experience – buying a home during the COVID-19 pandemic may be even worse.  By the time you have found the perfect home, you may just want to sign all the papers put in front of you; however, whether buying a...
“TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE” CHANGES TO THE SBA ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN ADVANCE GRANT

“TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE” CHANGES TO THE SBA ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN ADVANCE GRANT

The full economic impact of COVID-19 and its related “stay at home” orders cannot be measured right now. Anecdotal evidence suggests that widespread delinquencies and defaults have begun. Condominium and homeowner associations are not immune and can rightly expect...
EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-42: MICHIGAN BANS SHORT-TERM RENTALS UNTIL APRIL 30, 2020

EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-42: MICHIGAN BANS SHORT-TERM RENTALS UNTIL APRIL 30, 2020

On April 9, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-42, which extended the stay-at-home requirements that were originally contained in Executive Order 2020-21 until April 30, 2020.  In addition to extending the stay-at-home requirements, Executive Order...